GST Rates & HSN Codes for Printed Books, Brochures, Newspapers, Calendars, Childres's colouring books, Picture books, Atlases, Other printed material

HSN Code Description Rate (%) CESS (%)
4901 Printed books, including Braille books NIL
4901 Brochures, leaflets and similar printed matter, whether or not in single sheets 5
4902 Newspapers, journals and periodicals, whether or not illustrated or containing advertising material NIL
4903 Children's picture, drawing or colouring books NIL
4905 Maps and hydrographic or similar charts of all kinds, including atlases, wall maps, topographical plans and globes, printed NIL
4907 Judicial, Non-judicial stamp papers, Court fee stamps when sold by the Government Treasuries or Vendors authorized by the Government NIL
4907 Postal items, like envelope, Post card etc., sold by Government NIL
4907 Rupee notes when sold to the Reserve Bank of India (or Government of India insterted on 27/07/2018 ) NIL
4907 Cheques, lose or in book form NIL
4907 Duty Credit Scrips Nil (Exempt)
4907 Unused postage, revenue or similar stamps of current or new issue in the country in which they have, or will have, a recognised face value; stamp-impressed paper; banknotes; cheque forms; stock, share or bond certificates and similar documents of title[other than duty credit scrips] 12
4908 Transfers (decalcomanias) 12
4909 Printed or illustrated postcards; printed cards bearing personal greet-ings, messages or announcements, whether or not illustrated, with or without envelopes or trimmings 12
4910 Calendars of any kind, printed, including calendar blocks 12
4911 Other printed matter, including printed pictures and photographs; such as Trade advertising material, Commercial catalogues and the like, printed Posters, Commercial catalogues, Printed inlay cards, Pic-tures, designs and photographs, Plan and drawings for architectural engineering, industrial, commercial, topographical or similar purposes reproduced with the aid of computer or any other devices 12
49060000 Plans and drawings for architectural, engineering, industrial, com-mercial, topographical or similar purposes, being originals drawn by hand; hand-written texts; photographic reproductions on sensitized paper and carbon copies of the foregoing 12
49040000 Music, printed or in manuscript, whether or not bound or illustrated 12

Disclaimer:Rates given below are updated up to the GST (Rate) notification no. 05/2020 dated 16th October 2020 to the best of our information. We have sourced the HSN code information from the master codes published on the NIC's GST e-Invoice system. There may be variations due to updates by the government. Kindly note that we are not responsible for any wrong information. If you need information about the "Effective Date" for every GST or cess rates, then please visit the CBIC website.
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